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Sep 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
goes to indiana. i hope he goes to michigan. i hope he comes back to ohio. he was in ohio yesterday, and he said this about the jobs bill. >> ohio, if you pass this bill, then right here in this state tens of thousands of construction workers will have a job again. pass this jobs bill, and there will be funding to save the jobs of up to 14,000 ohio teachers and cops and firefighters. there are schools all throughout ohio that need this kind of renovation. there's a bridge in cincinnati that connects ohio to kentucky that needs this kind of renovation. there are construction projects like these all across the country just waiting to get started and there are millions of unemployed construction workers looking for a job. so my question to congress is, what on earth are we waiting for? >> and of course a gallup poll out today showing 45% of americans want their congressional member to vote for the american jobs act. only 32% want them to vote against it. so, once again, the people aren't being listened to by the republicans. now, in the state of ohio, boots on the ground here, it it's
Sep 7, 2011 1:00am EDT
in detroit, michigan just before president obama took the stage to give a labor day speech. detroit is one of the main fronts on the american worker. hoffa fights the battle avenue single day in this country. he nailed the tea party where it hurts. >> we face a war on workers. and you see it everywhere, it is the tea party. and you know there's only one way to beat and win that war. the one thing about working people is, we like a good fight. and you know what, they got a war, they got a war with us, and it's only going to be one where -- it's the workers of michigan and america. we're going to win that war. >> president obama, this is your army, we are ready to march. let's take these sons of bitches out and give america back to americans where we belong. >> this is just ed talking, i think he's spot on. tea party played a major role in electing governors like scott walker and rick kasich. they have been on a tear, to cripple middle class, with spending cuts and anti-union legislation that came out of nowhere. nobody's been crying for it. this has all unfolded since last november. hoffa f
Aug 31, 2011 10:00pm EDT
exciting, chrysler just announced they're going to build the maserati right here in detroit michigan for skport around the world. the ford explorer is going to be exported around the world. the chevy volt, both those chevy volts can be sold in europe. we're making vehicles for export. >> how wrong were the republicans who opposed it. >> well, it was crazy. it's just -- they don't care about american workers. they don't care about the middle class, they just want to get more tax breaks to the wealthiest corporations. president obama and the democrats against all the polls, they stood up to the american worker. they stood up to the american companies and look at the succe success. they were right. let's stay with them. let's support them and do right for america. creating more jobs for america. >> you're in negotiation right now for a new contract. will your union be with you if you make a deal with the big three? >> you know, they're complicated issues. there are always major hurdles in negotiations. we've worked through much tougher issues, much tougher times with these companies. we
Sep 12, 2011 10:00pm EDT
and michigan and florida and new jersey. is this, you think, just a basic strategy that romney is using just to get more favor or does he really believe that collective bargaining is not good for the american worker? >> well, i think, again, he's flip-flopping to deal with the right wing base and to deal with the primaries to come. and to deal with the debate tonight. and who's around him, particularly the folks in the audience. some of whom do have some decent populous leanings but have a 19th century view of the country or michele bachmann an 18th century view. when she talks about the thing i'll bring, the bill of rights, the constitution and declaration of independence. >> mr. cohen, good to have you with us tonight. i appreciate your time. thanks so much. we'll visit more on these issues. let's bring in now -- let's bring in now a former pennsylvania senator rick santor santorum, who was part of that debate tonight. senator, good to have you with us tonight. i appreciate your time. i must say, 15 years as a former conservative, i think i know where you're coming from on a number of thes
Sep 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
florida to michigan. and you're right, this bridge carries nearly 4% of our gross domestic product every year. this is a very important bridge. it needs to be replaced. it needs to be replaced now. >> i read that number last week and i couldn't believe it. it seemed awfully high, but it is amazing. is funding really the only thing that's holding this up? what is in the way? why can't we get this done in this part of the country for this bridge? >> i really wish i had a good answer to that. there are people here who have been working for years to get this bridge replaced, particularly our mayor, senator sherrod brown and our vice mayor have all been actively engaged in trying to get this bridge replaced. the reality simply is that we are in an area where, thanks to the president bringing attention to this, sending that wake-up call to congress, and now it's just a matter of getting boehner and mcconnell to do their job and find the money to fix this bridge. we need to have the will to get it done. we can't wait another 20 years. i'm so pleased at what the president is doing because he's r
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